Bath and Body Works, or as I like to call it "The Candle Store," used to sell a raspberry mimosa candle that smelled like a refreshing spring day and constantly left me wondering, "What does a raspberry mimosa taste like?" It has been COLD here in Northern Virginia, so last weekend on an especially dreary winter day, I set out to find the answer to that question. These lime and raspberry mimosas have the same citrus hints that regular mimosas do, but the raspberries add a special sweet tanginess that makes them taste extra special. They're the perfect addition to a spring or summer brunch and come together in a snap. They'd also be great served in a punchbowl with some raspberry sorbet thrown in.
Your raspberry mimosa shopping list:
- Raspberries. We recommend fresh, but if you use frozen, let them thaw prior to using.
- Lime. We recommend a fresh lime. If you roll the lime prior to juicing it, it'll provide more juice.
- Sparkling wine or champagne. Brut (or dry) sparkling wines work well. We pick up the cheapest option at Trader Joe's. You don't need anything fancy or expensive.
- Orange juice. We prefer no pulp.
- A blender or food processor for pureeing the raspberries.
- A citrus juicer for the lime juice.
- A fine mesh strainer to get the seeds out of the raspberry puree.
Here's how you make this mimosa.
This raspberry mimosa comes together quickly in two easy steps.
- Puree the raspberries.
Add the raspberries, orange juice, and lime juice to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Place a fine mesh strainer over a bowl, then transfer the raspberry puree to the strainer. Use the back of a spoon to press the puree into the strainer until all of the puree/juice is separated from the seeds. Discard the seeds.
- Make the drinks!
Fill half of each serving glass with the puree/juice mixture, then top each one off with sparkling wine (the juice/puree and sparkling wine should be added at a 1-1 ratio). This recipe made about two drinks for us, but that will vary based on the size of your glasses.
Need some good brunch recipes to serve these raspberry mimosas with?
- Creamy Sausage Breakfast Casserole (GF)
- Blueberry Banana Bread Muffins with Oat and Pecan Crumble Topping
- Quick and Easy Gooey Cinnamon Sugar Bread French Toast
Lime and Raspberry Mimosas: FAQs
Of course! Replace the sparkling wine with Sprite, ginger ale, or tonic water for a sparkling component without the alcohol. It still tastes great!
Sure! This recipe serves about 2 people, so take the number of people you're serving divided by 2 and multiply each ingredient by that number. Add everything to a punch bowl and serve with a ladle. To make it extra special, add a few scoops of raspberry sorbet to keep it cool.
Like I said above, this recipe serves about 2 people. To serve a bigger group, take the number of people you're serving divided by 2 and multiply each ingredient by that number. To make this ahead of time, make the raspberry puree/juice mixture and store it in a covered container in the fridge. Don't open or add the sparkling wine until you're ready to serve.